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Force always attracts men of low morality.

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.

You need Power only when you want to do something harmful, otherwise Love is enough to get everything done.

Music has a power of forming the character and should therefore be introduced into the education of the young.

Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle and it will never reduce the power of its light... One's knowledge will never be stunt by distributing it among others.

Everything in the world is about sex, except sex. Sex is about power.

I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day today and I'm going to be happy in it.

Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character give him power.

Anyone can become angry - that is easy; but to be angry with the right person, at the right time, and for the right purpose and in the right way - that is not within everyone's power and that is not easy.

Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.

The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any.

Goodness armed with power is corrupted, and pure love without power is destroyed.

Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent than the one derived from fear of punishment.

The false can never grow into truth by growing in power.

As we look ahead into the next century leaders will be those who empower others.

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.


Militant feminists are pro-choice because it's their ultimate avenue of power over men. And believe me, to them it is a question of power. It is their attempt to impose their will on the rest of society, particularly on men.

All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

Evil is not power, it is ignorance and misuse of good.

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power.

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.

Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody.

The more powerful and original a mind, the more it will incline towards the religion of solitude.

Judge the goodness of a book by the energy of the punches it has given you. I believe the greatest characteristic of genius is above all force.

Gustave Flaubert

Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized.

Albert Einstein

The pressure of adversity does not affect the mind of the brave man... It is more powerful than external circumstances.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Concentrated power has always been the enemy of liberty.

All men having power ought to be distrusted to a certain degree.

Love him or hate him, Trump is a man who is certain about what he wants and sets out to get it, no holds barred. Women find his power almost as much of a turn-on as his money.

Power is of two kinds. One is obtained by the fear of punishment and the other by acts of love. Power based on love is a thousand times more effective and permanent then the one derived from fear of punishment.

Beliefs have the power to create and the power to destroy. Human beings have the awesome ability to take any experience of their lives and create a meaning that disempowers them, or one that can literally save their lives.

Tony Robbins

One thing I hope I'll never be is drunk with my own power. And anybody who says I am, will never work in this town again.

Equality may perhaps be a right, but no power on earth can ever turn it into a fact.

Where is the justice of political power if it executes the murderer and jails the plunderer, and then itself marches upon neighboring lands, killing thousands and pillaging the very hills?

Kahlil Gibran

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.

The ultimate value of life depends upon awareness and the power of contemplation, rather than upon mere survival.

Any people anywhere being inclined and having the power have the right to rise up and shake off the existing government and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right which we hope and believe is to liberate the world.

It is to be regretted that the rich and powerful too often bend the acts of government to their own selfish purposes.

The greater the power the more dangerous the abuse.

Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.

She had lost the art of conversation, but not unfortunately the power of speech.

A pair of powerful spectacles has sometimes sufficed to cure a person in love.

Evil, when we are in its power, is not felt as evil but as a necessity, even a duty.

The ordinary man with extraordinary power is the chief danger for mankind - not the fiend or the sadist.

The one exclusive sign of thorough knowledge is the power of teaching.

Courage allows the successful woman to fail, and learn powerful lessons from the failure, so that in the end she didn't fail at all.

Maya Angelou

All the powers in the universe are already ours. It is we who have put our hands before our eyes and cry that it is dark.

Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.

Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.

There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.

I believe that the only true education comes through the stimulation of the child's powers, by the demands of the social situations in which he finds himself.

John Dewey

The attempt to combine wisdom and power has only rarely been successful and then only for a short while.

Albert Einstein

The tendency to aggression is an innate independent instinctual disposition in man... it constitutes the powerful obstacle to culture.

Free enterprise empowers entrepreneurs who have ideas and imagination, investors who take risks, and workers who hone their skills and offer their labor.

No man deserves to be praised for his goodness who has it not in his power to be wicked. Goodness without that power is generally nothing more than sloth or an impotence of will.

Ancient laws remain in force long after the people have the power to change them.


For the first time in the history of mankind, one generation literally has the power to destroy the past, the present and the future, the power to bring time to an end.

Hubert H. Humphrey

'Tis best to weigh the enemy more mighty than he seems.

The hate of men will pass and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish.

Charlie Chaplin

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much power you have.

There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple and useful life.

Politicians also have no leisure because they are always aiming at something beyond political life itself, power and glory or happiness.

Force does not constitute right... obedience is due only to legitimate powers.

Liberty may be endangered by the abuse of liberty, but also by the abuse of power.

Advertising nourishes the consuming power of men. It sets up before a man the goal of a better home, better clothing, better food for himself and his family. It spurs individual exertion and greater production.

I will insist on a military so powerful no one would ever think of challenging it.

All gods are homemade, and it is we who pull their strings and so give them the power to pull ours.

Aldous Huxley

The thing you fear most has no power. Your fear of it is what has the power. Facing the truth really will set you free.

Time crumbles things, everything grows old under the power of Time and is forgotten through the lapse of Time.

If some people have the belief or view that the Dalai Lama has some miracle power, that's totally nonsense.

Dalai Lama

The power of Thought the magic of the Mind!

The first test of a truly great man is his humility. By humility I don't mean doubt of his powers or hesitation in speaking his opinion, but merely an understanding of the relationship of what he can say and what he can do.

Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence and love and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.

Odd how the creative power at once brings the whole universe to order.

Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it.

Let him that hath no power of patience retire within himself, though even there he will have to put up with himself.

Capitalism has destroyed our belief in any effective power, but that of self interest backed by force.

A good character carries with it the highest power of causing a thing to be believed.

Imagination grows by exercise and, contrary to common belief, is more powerful in the mature than in the young.

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach, we are never satisfied.

Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.

Doublethink means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously and accepting both of them.

Don't give to anyone the power to put you down. Haters are losers pretending to be winners.

Paulo Coelho

Sometimes the best lighting of all is a power failure.

I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

The power of an air force is terrific when there is nothing to oppose it.

The man of power is ruined by power, the man of money by money, the submissive man by subservience, the pleasure seeker by pleasure.

I call that man awake who, with conscious knowledge and understanding, can perceive the deep unreasoning powers in his soul, his whole innermost strength, desire and weakness, and knows how to reckon with himself.

You know quite well, deep within you, that there is only a single magic, a single power, a single salvation... and that is called loving. 

Not to be cheered by praise, not to be grieved by blame, but to know thoroughly one's own virtues or powers, are the characteristics of an excellent man.

Satchel Paige

In the intellectual order, the virtue of humility is nothing more nor less than the power of attention.

The youth and cheerfulness of morning are in happy analogy and of powerful operation, and if the distress be not poignant enough to keep the eyes unclosed, they will be sure to open to sensations of softened pain and brighter hope.

Jane Austen

The desire for power in excess caused angels to fall, the desire for knowledge in excess caused man to fall, but in charity is no excess, neither can man or angels come in danger by it.

The greater the state the more wrong and cruel its patriotism, and the greater is the sum of suffering upon which its power is founded.

That deep emotional conviction of the presence of a superior reasoning power which is revealed in the incomprehensible universe forms my idea of God.

Albert Einstein

If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.

The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted.

Because parents have power over children. They feel they have to do what their parents say. But the love of money is the root of all evil. And this is a sweet child. And to see him turn like this this isn't him. This is not him.

Desperation is sometimes as powerful an inspirer as genius.

Getting and spending we lay waste our powers.

Freedom is a man's natural power of doing what he pleases, so far as he is not prevented by force or law.

To describe my mother would be to write about a hurricane in its perfect power.

Maya Angelou

Without knowing the force of words it is impossible to know men.

Do not ever say that the desire to "do good" by force is a good motive. Neither power-lust nor stupidity are good motives.

There is no witness so terrible and no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us.

We have also arranged things so that almost no one understands science and technology. This is a prescription for disaster. We might get away with it for a while, but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power is going to blow up in our faces.

The power of doing anything with quickness is always prized much by the possessor and often without any attention to the imperfection of the performance.

Jane Austen

We should take care not to make the intellect our god, it has of course powerful muscles but no personality.

He that fails in his endeavors after wealth or power will not long retain either honesty or courage.

If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.

Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.

Man's greatness consists in his ability to do and the proper application of his powers to things needed to be done.

Now we have a problem in making our power credible and Vietnam is the place.

Well I think indigenous peoples have ways of living on the Earth that they've had forever. And they've been overrun by organized religion which has had a lot of money and power.

I do believe we're all connected. I do believe in positive energy. I do believe in the power of prayer. I do believe in putting good out into the world. And I believe in taking care of each other.

The good man is he who rules himself as he does his own property: his autonomous being is modelled on material power.

The sway of alcohol over mankind is unquestionably due to its power to stimulate the mystical faculties of human nature usually crushed to earth by the cold facts and dry criticisms of the sober hour.

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes... can no longer be of concern to great powers alone.

We are born to action, and whatever is capable of suggesting and guiding action has power over us from the first.

One without power does not mean lack of physical or mental strength.

I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments by those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

James Madison

The incentive to ambition is the love of power.

Your duty is to pray for the welfare of the world and to work for it as far as it lies in your power.

Want balance in your life? Then sure get your own act together but don't forget four powerful disciplines of execution in your team and organization.

If we desire to avoid insult we must be able to repel it, if we desire to secure peace one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity it must be known that we are at all times ready for War.

Everything that enlarges the sphere of human powers that shows man he can do what he thought he could not do is valuable.

We do not need more intellectual power we need more spiritual power. We do not need more of the things that are seen we need more of the things that are unseen.

Liberty according to my metaphysics is a self-determining power in an intellectual agent. It implies thought and choice and power.

Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.

Money is power and in that government which pays all the public officers of the states will all political power be substantially concentrated.

The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.

Fortune which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.

Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness and its power of endurance - the cheerful man will do more in the same time will do it, better will preserve it longer than the sad or sullen.

Politically the world is so confused right now - there's so much suffering caused by various movements by various parties and people in power in government.

Alice Walker

The terror of the atom age is not the violence of the new power but the speed of man's adjustment to it the speed of his acceptance.

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.

It is good taste and good taste alone that possesses the power to sterilize and is always the first handicap to any creative functioning.

Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.

One reason so few of us achieve what we truly want is that we never direct our focus, we never concentrate our power. Most people dabble their way through life never deciding to master anything in particular.

Tony Robbins

Conciliate a strong man by submission a wicked man by opposition and the one whose power is equal to yours by politeness or force.

Air power can either paralyze the enemy's military action, or compel him to devote to the defense of his bases and communications a share of his straitened resources, far greater that what we need in the attack.

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.

Never allow a person to tell you no who doesn't have the power to say yes.

Great nations are simply the operating fronts of behind-the-scenes vastly ambitious individuals who had become so effectively powerful because of their ability to remain invisible while operating behind the national scenery.

This is one of the miracles of love: It gives a power of seeing through its own enchantments and yet not being disenchanted.

The world itself is the will to power - and nothing else! And you yourself are the will to power - and nothing else!

Power over a man's subsistence is power over his will.

The less effort the faster and more powerful you will be.

Such happiness as life is capable of comes from the full participation of all our powers in the endeavor to wrest from each changing situations of experience its own full and unique meaning.

John Dewey

All modern revolutions have ended in a reinforcement of the power of the State.

When one sings alone the heart is merged in the song. But when many sing together it acquires a Divine power.

Sai Baba

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything, save our modes of thinking, and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.

Deep within man dwell those slumbering powers, powers that would astonish him that he never dreamed of possessing, forces that would revolutionize his life if aroused and put into action.

Orison Swett Marden

People always fear change. People feared electricity when it was invented didn't they? People feared coal they feared gas-powered engines... There will always be ignorance and ignorance leads to fear. But with time people will come to accept their silicon masters.

Power after love is the first source of happiness.

He who steals a little steals with the same wish as he who steals much but with less power.

It's a mystery. That's the first thing that interests me about the idea of God. If there is one it's mysterious and powerful and awesome to even consider the concept and you have to take it seriously.

Stephen King

Every diminution of the public burdens arising from taxation gives to individual enterprise increased power and furnishes to all the members of our happy confederacy new motives for patriotic affection and support.

God wears Truth the good seek Truth and the bad are rescued by Truth, Truth liberates, Truth is power, Truth is freedom. It is the lamp that illuminates the heart and dispels doubt and darkness.

I can very well do without God both in my life and in my painting but I cannot suffering as I am do without something which is greater than I am which is my life the power to create.

Vincent Van Gogh

Only through destroying myself can I discover the greater power of my spirit.

Vote: the instrument and symbol of a freeman's power to make a fool of himself and a wreck of his country.

Because your own strength is unequal to the task do not assume that it is beyond the powers of man, but if anything is within the powers and province of man believe that it is within your own compass also.

I have never seen opponents so silent about their record and so desperate to keep their power.

I repeat... that all power is a trust, that we are accountable for its exercise, that from the people and for the people all springs and all must exist.

The truth does not require a majority to prevail ladies and gentlemen. The truth is its own power. The truth will out. Never forget that.

They are decided only to be undecided resolved to be irresolute adamant for drift solid for fluidity all-powerful to be impotent.

The world is too much with us, late and soon getting and spending we lay waste our powers: Little we see in Nature that is ours.

The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life.

John F. Kennedy

The once all-powerful ruler of Iraq was found in a hole and now sits in a prison cell.

The power of man has grown in every sphere except over himself.

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.

The strength and power and goodness of America has always been based on the strength and power and goodness of our communities our families our faiths. That is the bedrock of what makes America America. In our best days we can feel the vibrancy of America's communities large and small.

Mitt Romney

To get power over is to defile. To possess is to defile.

In the general course of human nature A power over a man's subsistence amounts to a power over his will.

The power of the white world is threatened whenever a black man refuses to accept the white world's definitions.

Next to enjoying ourselves the next greatest pleasure consists in preventing others from enjoying themselves or more generally in the acquisition of power.

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.

In the Bible we first encounter God when he sides with a bunch of slaves against a powerful Pharaoh an act of grace freely given.

Desmond Tutu

In every great time there is some one idea at work which is more powerful than any other and which shapes the events of the time and determines their ultimate issues.

The most efficient water power in the world - women's tears.

The constitution vests the power of declaring war in Congress, therefore no offensive expedition of importance can be undertaken until after they shall have deliberated upon the subject and authorized such a measure.

George Washington

There are powers inside of you which if you could discover and use would make of you everything you ever dreamed or imagined you could become.

Orison Swett Marden

Power is given only to those who dare to lower themselves and pick it up. Only one thing matters one thing, to be able to dare!

I mean having the speedometer in the front windshield was something I've never experienced before and that took some getting used to. The power was there and every red light was a temptation.

Lance Armstrong

Making fun of born-again Christians is like hunting dairy cows with a high powered rifle and scope.

The selfishness must be discovered and understood before it can be removed. It is powerless to remove itself neither will it pass away of itself. Darkness ceases only when light is introduced, so ignorance can only be dispersed by Knowledge, selfishness by Love.

Life is thickly sown with thorns and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us.

He who possesses intelligence is strong, how can the man that is unintelligent be powerful? The elephant of the forest, having lost his senses by intoxication, was tricked into a lake by a small rabbit.

There is no doubt that America remains the premier political, economic, military power in the world, and I both expect and count on it remaining so, because I think that's certainly in our best interest, but also the best interests of the world.

Hillary Clinton

In the main it will be found that a power over a man's support (salary) is a power over his will.

Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love prayer and forgiveness.

Anyone who has the power to make you believe absurdities has the power to make you commit injustices.

New nobility is but the act of power but ancient nobility is the act of time.

The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

My great comfort is that the temporary celebrity I have wrung from the world has been in the very teeth of all opinions and prejudices. I have flattered no ruling powers, I have never concealed a single thought that tempted me.

If the people are happy united wealthy and powerful we presume the rest. We conclude that to be good from whence good is derived.

If you must break the law do it to seize power: in all other cases observe it.

Every human has four endowments - self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom... The power to choose to respond to change.

A man's true state of power and riches is to be in himself.

Wisdom allows nothing to be good that will not be so forever, no man to be happy but he that needs no other happiness than what he has within himself, no man to be great or powerful that is not master of himself.

We are not animals. We are not a product of what has happened to us in our past. We have the power of choice.

There will be no end to the troubles of states, or of humanity itself, till philosophers become kings in this world, or till those we now call kings and rulers really and truly become philosophers and political power, and philosophy thus come into the same hands.


Excessive fear is always powerless.


It is by its promise of a sense of power that evil often attracts the weak.

Diplomacy: the art of restraining power.

My relationship to power and authority is that I'm all for it. People need somebody to watch over them. Ninety-five percent of the people in the world need to be told what to do and how to behave.

Justice and power must be brought together so that whatever is just may be powerful and whatever is powerful may be just.

God our Creator has stored within our minds and personalities great potential strength and ability. Prayer helps us tap and develop these powers.

Abdul Kalam

When anyone has the power to destroy the whole human race in a matter of hours it becomes a moral issue. The church must speak out.

Power is like being a lady... if you have to tell people you are you aren't.

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.

But to me nothing - the negative, the empty - is exceedingly powerful.

Power will intoxicate the best hearts as wine the strongest heads. No man is wise enough nor good enough to be trusted with unlimited power.

Charles Caleb Colton

Sound character provides the power with which a person may ride the emergencies of life instead of being overwhelmed by them. Failure is... the highway to success.

Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.

Tony Robbins

I don't blame the players today for the money. I blame the owners. They started it. They wanna give it to 'em? More power to 'em.

There is none made so great but he may both need the help and service and stand in fear of the power and unkindness even of the meanest of mortals.

I believe in the transformational power of liberty. I believe that the free Iraq is in this nation's interests. I believe a free Afghanistan is in this nation's interest.

I protest that if some great Power would agree to make me always think what is true and do what is right on condition of being turned into a sort of clock and would up every morning before I got out of bed I should instantly close with the offer.

Thomas Huxley

Not necessity not desire - no the love of power is the demon of men. Let them have everything - health food a place to live entertainment - they are and remain unhappy and low-spirited: for the demon waits and waits and will be satisfied.

When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.

Henry Miller

The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable - and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come we can know that His purposes are just and true.

George W. Bush

The radiation left over from the Big Bang is the same as that in your microwave oven but very much less powerful. It would heat your pizza only to minus 271.3*C - not much good for defrosting the pizza let alone cooking it.

War has always been the grand sagacity of every spirit which has grown too inward and too profound, its curative power lies even in the wounds one receives.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers the best of them in doubt and misery the most in plodding hesitation doing as well as they can what practical work lies at hand.

Christianity is not the faith of the complacent the comfortable or of the timid. It demands and creates heroic souls like Wesley Wilberforce Bonhoeffer John Paul the Second and Billy Graham. Each showed in their own way the relentless and powerful influence of the message of Jesus Christ.

Mitt Romney

All the waste in a year from a nuclear power plant can be stored under a desk.

Ronald Reagan

Woes and wonders of Power that tonic hell synthesis of poison and panacea.

Emile M. Cioran

That all-softening overpowering knell / The tocsin of the soul - the dinner-bell.

Lord Byron

The monuments of wit survive the monuments of power.

Francis Bacon

Power is my mistress. I have worked too hard at her conquest to allow anyone to take her away from me.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Democracy shows not only its power in reforming governments but in regenerating a race of men and this is the greatest blessing of free governments.

Power is action, the electoral principle is discussion. No political action is possible when discussion is permanently established.

Honore de Balzac

When power leads man toward arrogance poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of existence. When power corrupts poetry cleanses.

John F. Kennedy

Nothing is more powerful than custom or habit.


Arbitrary power is most easily established on the ruins of liberty abused to licentiousness.

George Washington

The atom bomb was no "great decision." It was merely another powerful weapon in the arsenal of righteousness.

Harry S. Truman

Concentrated power is not rendered harmless by the good intentions of those who create it.

Oh while I live to be the ruler of life not a slave to meet life as a powerful conqueror and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.

Walt Whitman

Be Silent yourself that will induce Silence in others. Do not fall into the habit of shouting talking long and loud. Reduce contacts to the minimum. Carry with you an atmosphere of quiet contemplation wherever you happen to be. The less you talk the more will become your mental power. With the increase in your mental capacity there will be increase in your power of discrimination too. Consequently you will give up individual discrimination . Because of this you will begin to consider the good of the world at large rather than your own individual welfare. You must cultivate such broad feelings from this young age itself.

No one is in control of your happiness but you, therefore you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.

The most powerful force in the universe is gossip.

Dave Barry

Goals provide the energy source that powers our lives. One of the best ways we can get the most from the energy we have is to focus it. That is what goals can do for us, concentrate our energy.

Denis Waitley

You guys can go in there anytime. Crack open a book. Expand your imagination and read and learn because that is truly the key to success. The more you know the more power you gain.

It is certain in any case that ignorance allied with power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

James Arthur Baldwin

Mischief springs from the power which the moneyed interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges... which are employed altogether for their benefit.

Power is not alluring to pure minds.

Thomas Jefferson

It is certainly more agreeable to have power to give than to receive

Winston Churchill

I'm very sensitive to the English language. I studied the dictionary obsessively when I was a kid and collect old dictionaries. Words I think are very powerful and they convey an intention.

Drew Barrymore

A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong powerful beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.

All the armies of Europe, Asia and Africa combined with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest, with a Buonaparte for a commander, could not by force take a drink from the Ohio, or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years.

Abraham Lincoln

The future is not Big Government. Self-serving politicians. Powerful bureaucrats. This has been tried tested throughout history. The result has always been disaster. President Obama your agenda is not new. It's not change and it's not hope.

What we call Man's power over Nature turns out to be a power exercised by some men over other men with Nature as its instrument.

C. S. Lewis

Every man builds his world in his own image. He has the power to choose but no power to escape the necessity of choice.

Ayn Rand

To be able to endure odium is the first art to be learned by those who aspire to power.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

God has agents everywhere and their powers are vast.

Sai Baba

It is a process of diverting one's scattered forces into one powerful channel.

James Allen

The atomic bomb certainly is the most powerful of all weapons but it is conclusively powerful and effective only in the hands of the nation which controls the sky.

Lyndon B. Johnson

Nor shall derision prove powerful against those who listen to humanity, or those who follow in the footsteps of divinity, for they shall live forever. Forever.

Kahlil Gibran

It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence the power you have over other people's lives.

Clint Eastwood

To make no mistakes is not in the power of man, but from their errors and mistakes the wise and good learn wisdom for the future.

I would like nuclear fusion to become a practical power source. It would provide an inexhaustible supply of energy without pollution or global warming.

Stephen Hawking

The demon that you can swallow gives you it Joseph Campbell

I look forward to a great future for America - a future in which our country will match its military strength with our moral restraint its wealth with our wisdom its power with our purpose.

John F. Kennedy

Religions which condemn the pleasures of sense drive men to seek the pleasures of power. Throughout history power has been the vice of the ascetic.

Bertrand Russell

Use power to help people. For we are given power not to advance our own purposes nor to make a great show in the world nor a name. There is but one just use of power and it is to serve people.

George W. Bush

The United States is like giant boiler. Once the fire is lighted under it there is no limit to the power it can generate.

Winston Churchill

All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth.

Friedrich Nietzsche

There is no such thing as a great talent without great will power.

Honore de Balzac

Power always thinks... that it is doing God's service when it is violating all his laws.

John Adams

A mountain is broken even by a thunderbolt: is the thunderbolt therefore as big as the mountain? No he whose power prevails is really mighty, what is there in bulk?


We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.

Edmund Burke

A powerful idea communicates some of its strength to him who challenges it.

The two powers which in my opinion constitute a wise man are those of bearing and forbearing.


Whoever is new to power is always harsh.


Everything is generated through your own will power.

Ray Bradbury

So they [the Government] go on in strange paradox decided only to be undecided resolved to be irresolute adamant for drift solid for fluidity all-powerful for impotence.

Winston Churchill

Magnetism as you recall from physics class is a powerful force that causes certain items to be attracted to refrigerators.

Dave Barry

The people are the only legitimate fountain of power and it is from them that the constitutional charter under which the several branches of government hold their power is derived.

James Madison

The world's biggest power is the youth and beauty of a woman.


Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Rank does not confer privilege or give power. It imposes responsibility.

Peter Drucker

The great constitutional corrective in the hands of the people against usurpation of power or corruption by their agents is the right of suffrage, and this when used with calmness and deliberation will prove strong enough.

The measure of a man is what he does with power.


Power and speed be hands and feet.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Kindness is in our power even when fondness is not.

Samuel Johnson

Love is the power to see similarity in the dissimilar.

Theodor W. Adorno

I am not invested with dictatorial powers. If I were I should be quite ready to dictate.

Winston Churchill

Communism is Soviet power plus the electrification of the whole country.

Vladimir Lenin

We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful just as strong just as well-funded.

Liberty consists in the power of doing that which is permitted by the law.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it however.

The almost insoluble task is to let neither the power of others nor our own powerlessness stupefy us.

Theodor W. Adorno

The truths of religion are never so well understood as by those who have lost the power of reason.


New York City is a great monument to the power of money and greed... a race for rent.

Passions are vices or virtues to their highest powers.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Time whose tooth gnaws away everything else is powerless against truth.

Thomas Huxley
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